Monday, 14th February 2011
In Japan Travel News,
New budget airline to serve Japan
A new budget airline is set to offer low fares to passengers taking flights from Japan and other destinations.
A&F Aviation is set to commerce domestic and international flights at some point in the second half of the year, confirmed the airline's chief executive officer Shinichi Inoue.
Mr Inoue said the low fares will appeal to both tourists and commercial travellers and added "we will make the whole aviation demand bigger by boosting potential demand".
The airline will operate from Kansai International Airport in Osaka Prefecture and is set to lower costs by offering passengers basic service levels, with additional charges for in-flight extras such as meals and blankets.
It is expected that the carrier will being with offering three to four routes, with plans to expand once it secures further finances.
Meanwhile, another low-budget carrier All Nippon Airways has confirmed that it plans to be able to report a profit within three years as it continues to see a growth in ticket sales.
Written by Mark Smith.